Flag of Mauritius (GIF)

The national flag of Mauritius (Mauritian Creole: Drapo Moris; French: Drapeau de Maurice) consists of four horizontal stripes of equal width, starting from the top with red, followed by blue, yellow, and green, in that order. The red stripe symbolizes the struggle for independence and the bloodshed of those who fought for freedom, while the blue represents the Indian Ocean surrounding the nation. The yellow stripe embodies the bright future of the country, with its economic prosperity and optimism, while the green symbolizes the lush vegetation and agriculture that thrive on the island. The four colors together reflect the diversity of the Mauritian people, representing unity and harmony among the various ethnic groups and cultures that coexist in the nation, making it a vibrant and multicultural society.

Adopted:March 12, 1968
Designed by:Gurudutt Moher
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇲🇺

The coat of arms of Mauritius is rich in symbolism, reflecting the island nation's history, natural beauty, and strategic significance. The shield's elements, including the ship representing European settlers, the three palm trees representing both the country's tropical vegetation and its three dependencies, the key signifying the island's strategic importance, and the star depicting it as the shining star of the Indian Ocean, encapsulate the nation's colonial past, natural wealth, and strategic location. The supporters, an extinct dodo and a sambar deer, underscore the importance of preserving the nation's unique biodiversity, while the sugar canes on either side emphasize the significance of sugarcane as the mainstay of the country's agricultural sector. The Latin motto "Stella Clavisque Maris Indici" means "Star and Key of the Indian Ocean," underscoring Mauritius' strategic location in the Indian Ocean. Together, these elements on the coat of arms of Mauritius communicate the nation's historical narrative, natural heritage, and aspirations for a prosperous and sustainable future.

The Mauritius flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Mauritius, officially known as the Republic of Mauritius, is an island country in the Indian Ocean. Its capital is Port Louis, and its population is about 1.266 million (2021). According to its maritime borders, it borders with France, Madagascar, Seychelles, and the Maldives.

Capital and largest city:Port Louis
Other major cities:Beau Bassin-Rose Hill,
Languages:Creole, French, other
Region:Eastern Africa
Ethnic groups:68% Indo-Mauritian,
27% Creole,
3% Sino-Mauritian,
2% Franco-Mauritian
Religions:48% Hinduism,
26% Roman Catholicism,
17% Islam,
6% Other Christian,
3% Buddhists and others
Nationality name:Mauritian
Area:2,040 km²
(790 sq mi)
Population:1.266 million (2021)
Country codes:MU, MUS (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.mu
Calling code:+230

Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Mauritius (French: Drapeau et armoiries de Maurice; Mauritian Creole: Drapo ak anblèm Moris), GIF

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Mauritius
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Mauritius

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